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Cinnamon Mini Muffins

Cinnamon Mini Muffins on a wire rack

We’ve talked before about how I’m just not a morning person. It takes me a while to feel like I can do anything productive. That lack of morning pep is the reason the pages of BoB aren’t littered with muffins and other breakfast baking. I really like baking those kinds of things, but I’m just not that motivated first thing in the morning.

Every once in a while, though, I get myself together enough to make a batch of homemade muffins for a morning treat. These little guys may be the perfect muffins for morning-challenged people like me. They mix up so quickly!

Cinnamon Mini Muffins cooling on a wire rack

There are no elaborate flavor combinations here. These are just sweet little muffins with a nice cinnamon flavor. They are a lovely example of less is more. They aren’t the bakery-style enormous muffins that are loaded with calories. Instead, they offer a sweet bite without all the guilt.

You may remember that last week I told you about my shiny new Vitamix and how much I’m enjoying using it. I used it to help make these muffins, too. It was ridiculously simple to mix the wet ingredients in my Vitamix. And, as I mentioned last week, the clean up is so fast and easy.

Cinnamon Mini Muffins

Yield 24 mini muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cinnamon Mini Muffins on a wire rack

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat flour
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 24-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed*, combine milk, egg, butter, and sugar. Mix until well-blended.
  4. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  5. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, using about a tablespoonful of batter per cup. Sprinkle the tops of each with sanding sugar.
  6. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly browned. Cool in pans on wire racks.

Notes

*To mix the wet ingredients in your Vitamix, place the milk, egg, butter, and sugar (in that order) in the container. Start at Variable 1 and quickly increase to Variable 10 and then High. Blend for 45 seconds. 

Recipe adapted from Vitamix.

Disclosure: Vitamix provided me with one of their awesome blenders as well as one for a reader giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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    12 Comments on “Cinnamon Mini Muffins”

  1. This is insane: I bought a 24 capacity mini muffin pan this afternoon. Just might have to debut it this weekend šŸ™‚ These look simple and scrumptious!

  2. How cool that you used Vitamix to blend this batter together! These muffins look like the perfect pick me up!

  3. I love making muffins. This sound like a perfect and easy thing to make for a quick breakfast! Thank you!

  4. I can never get my act together to make muffins and I AM a morning person. So, you are totally off the hook.

    Yay for cinnamon! My favorite spice. Definitely need these in my life. Even if they end up being an afternoon snack instead of breakfast. šŸ˜›

  5. Mmmm, muffins. These look so good!

  6. These muffins look absolutely fantastic!

  7. If I do not have whole wheat flour can I use just all purpose flour.

  8. I’m not much of a morning person either. I’m much more likely to bake muffins around 10 am. These sound like they’d be perfect with a cup of tea.

  9. I really like the idea of keeping it simple and less is better. I made these muffins last weekend and had them for breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning with a pot of tea. They were delightful. Thank you for sharing

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